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Crown witness pressure detailed at hearing

June 26, 2018 | By More
Crown witness pressure detailed at hearing

The pressures that swirled around a witness in the Operation Rhino trials – including Canterbury Corrections staff apparently accessing his records – were detailed at a civil hearing where five people claim damages against the Crown.

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Civil claim over Crown ‘blunder’

June 25, 2018 | By More
Civil claim over Crown ‘blunder’

The Crown accepts it “blundered” with a 2009 trial, but a group suing for damages allege it acted with malice as part of a “win-at-all-costs” mindset.

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Woman ‘punished’ on social media for biosecurity breach

June 20, 2018 | By More
Woman ‘punished’ on social media for biosecurity breach

A woman who imported unauthorised Marimo moss balls into New Zealand has been the victim of “an Internet lynch mob”, her Christchurch District Court sentencing was told.

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Second-strike jail term for kidnapping

June 19, 2018 | By More
Second-strike jail term for kidnapping

A 31-year-old second-strike offender must serve all of the three-year two-month jail term imposed for a daytime carjacking in Christchurch.

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Wounding police dog charge denied

June 18, 2018 | By More
Wounding police dog charge denied

A 29-year-old Hornby man has denied a charge of wounding a police dog and will stay in custody pending a bail hearing next week.

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Big tax bill after four companies fail

June 15, 2018 | By More
Big tax bill after four companies fail

Tax totalling $191,344 was left unpaid after four companies set up by a man with four aliases went into liquidation in 2016.

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Efforts failed to hide imported plant material

June 15, 2018 | By More
Efforts failed to hide imported plant material

A judge told a woman she was lucky not to be put on the next flight back to India after she was caught smuggling food and plant material through Christchurch International Airport wrapped in carbon paper.

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School, park ban for sex offender

June 14, 2018 | By More
School, park ban for sex offender

A 24-year-old man has been jailed and banned from schools, parks, and swimming pools after admitting indecently touching a 10-year-old boy who was playing football at a school playground.

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Child sadism and bondage found in porn stash

June 14, 2018 | By More
Child sadism and bondage found in porn stash

Sadism and sexual abuse of toddlers was among the internet pornography found in the possession of a Canterbury sportsman and churchgoer.

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Two police pursuits admitted

June 11, 2018 | By More
Two police pursuits admitted

A Nelson 32-year-old was remanded in custody for sentencing after he admitted two police pursuits through Canterbury in May.

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